Despite its name, the Fossil Sport is not really a fitness-focused watch. Its design has a sporty vibe, but beyond that it’s just another Wear OS watch. It’s one of the first watches to ship with the new Snapdragon Wear 3100, but it doesn’t do much to showcase the potential of Qualcomm's first chip designed exclusively for smartwatches. For the price, though, the Fossil Sport is a decent, good-looking smartwatch.
- Stylish for a fitness watch
- Long-lasting battery-saving mode
- Doesn’t make use of Wear 3100 Sports mode
- Regular battery life isn’t significantly improved
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- 70AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE5 ReviewsTom's Guide70Fossil Sport ReviewIf you want to give Wear OS a try, Fossil Sport is the best Google's platform has to offer. But for a more powerful fitness-tracking smartwatch, the $279 Apple Watch Series 3 or $199 Fitbit Versa offer more for the money.Gizmodo80Fossil’s New Wear OSThe Fossil Sport’s reign as King of Wear OS is likely to be short-lived. At the moment, it benefits from being a big fish in a small pond. The only other Snapdragon 3100 watch available is the Montblanc Summit 2, and at $995 it isn’t realistic for most people. It’ll be interesting to see how the Sport holds up once the influx of newer Snapdragon 3100-powered watches arrive. But until then, the Sport is about as good as it gets for Wear OS.The Verge60Fossil Sport Smartwatch reviewOverall, the Fossil Sport isn’t much different than the many other Wear OS watches that have come out over the past couple of years. Despite having a new chip, it doesn’t bring any new advancements: it’s not any faster, nor any smaller or thinner, and doesn’t have better battery life. Fossil — and by proxy, the Snapdragon 3100 — has not advanced Wear OS at all, leaving it far behind Apple and even Samsung.Wear OS is still in a rut, one that’s proving very tough to get out of.DroidLife60Nothing SpecialShould you buy it at its full $255 price? Maybe…if you really like the look, are a fan of fun colors, aren’t worried about the average battery life, and don’t need the best display. I know that sounds kind of harsh, and I don’t mean for it to, but this watch is just a load of average in a plastic case that’s getting nothing extra out of the new chipset inside.Digital Trends80Fossil Sport reviewThe Fossil Sport packs the latest tech into a sleek smartwatch, all for a great price.
- 70AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsSteve70January 11, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been using this watch for over a month and have a couple nice things to say about it. I primarily use it for workouts, which is awesome. Streaming music and tracking workouts is a great experience. I use Airpods with this watch and I'm very impressed with the experience between the two devices. Additionally, the watch has a low profile and is fairly fashionable.Battery life is not the best. After heavy usage I've found the battery to only last 70% of my day, at which point the watch becomes well, just a watch and nothing more. Slightly annoying, but since my expectations are to use this for workouts and occasionally looking at notifications, I'm not super disappointed.The only gripe I have is the OS and some apps can be painfully slow, such as Google Play Music. Compared to Apple Watch, this thing is a dinosaur. However, I can live with the lag for now.